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Mon Dieu! Where to Find Faux Gras in Los Angeles

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgAfter the foie gras ban last year, it's arguable that the city has fallen on hard times in terms of duck liver decadence. There was a time when the delicacy could be found at neighborhood and destination restaurants galore, only to be stripped away by a harsh law. There's comfort yet for seekers of foie gras, with many restaurant making similar dishes using chicken or duck liver, and then fattening it up by whipping in butter. Eater compiles a helpful guide on Where to find Faux Gras in Los Angeles.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Le Ka Restaurant

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800 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 688-3000
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French chef Remi Lauvand does a great chicken liver "faux gras" served in a ramekin and covered in a quince gelee and served with spiced bread, giving a dense, sweeter contrast to the faux gras.

2. Church & State

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1850 Industrial St Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 405-1434
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Though chef Tony Esnault's been the newest addition the kitchen, the chicken liver mousse has had its origins as a foie gras terrine since the Walter Manzke days at Church & State. The current version features a similar setup of port wine gelee covering the chicken liver mousse and served with toasted baguette.

3. Industriel Restaurant

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609 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 488-8020
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This ambitious, high-design restaurant in Downtown's Financial district serves up a foie gras trio with port-poached rillet, bread pudding, and "faux gras" terrine.

4. Alma

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925 Broadway
Los Angeles, Ca

At this re-modeled restaurant at the southern edge of Downtown's Historic Core, Chef Ari Taymor serves up chicken liver mousse along with the house charcuterie platter that also includes guinnea hen terrine and seasonal condiments.

5. fundamental LA

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1303 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 444-7581
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Fundamental makes a swell version of duck liver mousse served in a mason jar and meant to be spread over thick slices of toasted sourdough bread. A citrus gastrique lines the top of the mousse for contrast.

6. Next Door by Josie

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2420 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-4201
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This casual restaurant next to celebrated Santa Monica restaurant Josie serves a familiar mix of gastropub favorites, including a brandied chicken liver mousse.

7. The Pikey

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7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90046
(323) 850-5400
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If it were legal, the potted chicken liver with clarified butter served at this Hollywood gastropub might very well be made with foie gras. True to its statement, all the meat products served here are local, free-range, and cruelty-free.

8. The Parish

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840 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 225-2400
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Chef Casey Lane's upscale gastropub in Downtown serves a chicken liver mousse with sherry toast and onion rings.

9. Bouchon

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235 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-9910
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Thomas Keller's Beverly Hills bistro serves a terrific chicken liver mousse alongside toasted baguette for a refined take on 'faux gras.' It's no surprise that they don't have this dish at Keller's Vegas location - they serve real foie gras terrine.

10. Freddy Smalls

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11520 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 479-3000
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Chef Charlie Parker has a very simple but rich chicken liver mousse served on toast along with caper berry marmalade, frisee and radish slivers.

11. Caulfield's Bar & Dining Room

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9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 388-6860
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Chef Stephan Kalt makes a good deal of charcuterie in-house, including the chicken liver pate as part of a trio that's put together on a beautifully composed plate that includes a variety of mustards, caperberries, and sliced fruit.

12. Westside Tavern

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10850 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 470-1539
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At what might be one of the best shopping small restaurants in the city, Westside Tavern has a very approachable mason jar of chicken liver mousse that less dense and more spreadable than other versions. An apple and mustard slaw comes on the side, as well as grilled bread.

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1. Le Ka Restaurant

800 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

French chef Remi Lauvand does a great chicken liver "faux gras" served in a ramekin and covered in a quince gelee and served with spiced bread, giving a dense, sweeter contrast to the faux gras.

800 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

2. Church & State

1850 Industrial St Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Though chef Tony Esnault's been the newest addition the kitchen, the chicken liver mousse has had its origins as a foie gras terrine since the Walter Manzke days at Church & State. The current version features a similar setup of port wine gelee covering the chicken liver mousse and served with toasted baguette.

1850 Industrial St Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90021

3. Industriel Restaurant

609 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

This ambitious, high-design restaurant in Downtown's Financial district serves up a foie gras trio with port-poached rillet, bread pudding, and "faux gras" terrine.

609 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017

4. Alma

925 Broadway, Los Angeles, Ca

At this re-modeled restaurant at the southern edge of Downtown's Historic Core, Chef Ari Taymor serves up chicken liver mousse along with the house charcuterie platter that also includes guinnea hen terrine and seasonal condiments.

925 Broadway
Los Angeles, Ca

5. fundamental LA

1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Fundamental makes a swell version of duck liver mousse served in a mason jar and meant to be spread over thick slices of toasted sourdough bread. A citrus gastrique lines the top of the mousse for contrast.

1303 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

6. Next Door by Josie

2420 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

This casual restaurant next to celebrated Santa Monica restaurant Josie serves a familiar mix of gastropub favorites, including a brandied chicken liver mousse.

2420 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

7. The Pikey

7617 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90046

If it were legal, the potted chicken liver with clarified butter served at this Hollywood gastropub might very well be made with foie gras. True to its statement, all the meat products served here are local, free-range, and cruelty-free.

7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90046

8. The Parish

840 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Chef Casey Lane's upscale gastropub in Downtown serves a chicken liver mousse with sherry toast and onion rings.

840 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

9. Bouchon

235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Thomas Keller's Beverly Hills bistro serves a terrific chicken liver mousse alongside toasted baguette for a refined take on 'faux gras.' It's no surprise that they don't have this dish at Keller's Vegas location - they serve real foie gras terrine.

235 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10. Freddy Smalls

11520 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Chef Charlie Parker has a very simple but rich chicken liver mousse served on toast along with caper berry marmalade, frisee and radish slivers.

11520 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

11. Caulfield's Bar & Dining Room

9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Chef Stephan Kalt makes a good deal of charcuterie in-house, including the chicken liver pate as part of a trio that's put together on a beautifully composed plate that includes a variety of mustards, caperberries, and sliced fruit.

9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

12. Westside Tavern

10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

At what might be one of the best shopping small restaurants in the city, Westside Tavern has a very approachable mason jar of chicken liver mousse that less dense and more spreadable than other versions. An apple and mustard slaw comes on the side, as well as grilled bread.

10850 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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